Here’s a look at today’s local news:
The Freeport McMoRan Foundation has awarded the Silver City Mainstreet Project a $63,500 grant to be used towards Phase II of the Main Street Plaza project. The funds will pay for installing lights, landscaping and a retaining wall in the Main Street Plaza located in the lot between 7th and 8th Streets in Downtown Silver City. According to a release from Silver City Mainstreet, “installing lights, landscaping and a retaining wall in the Main Street Plaza located in the lot between 7th and 8th Streets in Downtown Silver City. According to a release from Silver City Mainstreet, “The Mainstreet Plaza project will transform the parking lot into a multiple use area for events, farmers Market, as well as continued parking. This project will benefit residents and tourists alike increasing the economic vitality of downtown by providing much needed event venue and public restrooms. The Plaza is so named because it is on the last remnant of Silver City’s Main Street before it became The Big Ditch.”
U.S Representative, Xochitl Torres-Small, visited Silver City last Thursday and addressed residents during a town hall meeting held at Western New Mexico University. Several community members were selected to submit pre-written questions that contained topics that included: immigration and border security, food insecurity issues, the Green New Deal; and funding for special needs programs in the classrooms. Torres-Small has represented the 2nd Congressional District since the beginning of this year.
Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County has held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their newly remodeled facility. The office, located at 217 North Country Club Road in Deming, provides the community with several types of support groups, van rides, gas voucher program, and other valuable resources to those in need. The Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County will be hosting the 14th Annual Celebration of Life Cancer walk this Saturday, May 4th at Voier’s Pit Park.
Silver Consolidated Schools has announced a new Principal of Cliff School for the 2019-20 school year. Janean Garney, was named last week to take over the position most recently held by Clifford Tompson. Ms. Garney, is a Cliff High School graduate and has served in administrative capacities throughout her career with various districts including Las Cruces and Deming. In addition, she is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education in General Science. Garney will begin the new job on July 1st.
This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.